17 CFR 1.48 - Requirements for classification of sales or purchases for future delivery as bona fide hedging of unsold anticipated production...anticipated requirements under

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§ 1.48 Requirements for classification of sales or purchases for future delivery as bona fide hedging of unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements under § 1.3(z)(2) (i)(B) or (ii)(C) of the regulations.
(a) Any person who wishes to avail himself of the provisions of § 1.3(z)(2) (i)(B) or (ii)(C) of the regulations and to make sales or purchases for future delivery in any commodity in excess of trading and position limits then in effect pursuant to section 4a of the Act for the purposes of bona fide hedging shall file statements with the Commission in conformity with the requirements of this section. All or a specified portion of the unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements described in these statements shall not be considered as offsetting positions for bona fide hedging transactions and positions if such person is so notified by the Commission within ten days after the Commission is furnished with the information required under paragraphs (b) or (c) of this section. The Commission may request the person notified to file specific additional information with the Commission to support a determination that the statement filed accurately reflects unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements for manufacturing, processing or feeding. In such cases, the Commission shall consider all additional information so filed and, by notice to such person, shall specify its determination as to what portion of the production or requirements described constitutes unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements for the purposes of bona fide hedging. In no case shall such transactions and positions which offset unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements be considered bona fide hedging if they exceed the levels specified in paragraph (d) of this section of the regulations.
(b) Initial statement. Initial statements concerning the classification of transactions and positions as bona fide hedging pursuant to § 1.3(z)(2) (i)(B) or (ii)(C) shall be filed with the Commission at least ten days in advance of the date that such transactions or positions would be in excess of limits then in effect pursuant to section 4a of the Act. Such statements shall set forth in detail for a specified operating period not in excess of one year the person's unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements for processing or manufacturing or feeding and explain the method of determination thereof, including, but not limited to, the following information:
(1) For unsold anticipated production:
(i) Annual production of such commodity for the three complete fiscal years preceding the current fiscal year;
(ii) Anticipated production of such commodity for a specified period not in excess of one year;
(iii) Fixed-price forward sales of such commodity;
(iv) Unsold anticipated production of such commodity for a specified period not in excess of one year.
(2) For unfilled anticipated requirements:
(i) Annual requirements of such commodity for processing or manufacturing or feeding for the three complete fiscal years preceding the current fiscal year;
(ii) Anticipated requirements of such commodity for processing or manufacturing or feeding for a specified operating period not in excess of one year;
(iii) Inventory and fixed-price forward purchases of such commodity, including any quantity in process of manufacture and finished goods and byproducts of manufacture or processing (in terms of such commodity);
(iv) Unfilled anticipated requirements of such commodity for processing or manufacturing or feedings for a specified operating period not in excess of one year.
(3) Additional information: Persons hedging unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements which are not the same quantity or are not the same commodity as the commodity to be sold or purchased for future delivery shall furnish this information both in terms of the actual commodity produced or used and in terms of the commodity to be sold or purchased for future delivery. In addition, such persons shall explain the method for determining the ratio of conversion between the amount of the actual unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements and the amount of commodity to be sold or purchased for future delivery. Persons hedging unfilled annual feeding requirements for livestock and poultry shall provide the number of cattle, hogs, sheep, or poultry expected to be fed during the specified period, not to exceed one year, and the derivation of their annual requirements based upon these numbers. Persons filing as an agent shall furnish this information on the basis of the fiscal or operating year of the person on whose behalf the filing is made.
(c) Supplemental reports. Whenever the sales or purchases which a person wishes to consider as bona fide hedging of unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements shall exceed the amounts described by the figures for requirements furnished in the most recent filing pursuant to this section or the amounts determined by the Commission to constitute unsold anticipated production or unfilled anticipated requirements pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, such person shall file with the Commission a statement which updates the information provided in the person's most recent filing and supplies the reason for this change at least ten days in advance of the date that person wishes to exceed these amounts.
(d) Maximum sales and purchases. Sales or purchases for future delivery considered as bona fide hedges pursuant to § 1.3(z)(2) (i)(B) or (ii)(C) shall at no time exceed the lesser of:
(1) A person's unsold anticipated production of unfilled anticipated requirements as described by the information must recently filed pursuant to this section or determined by the Commission pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section; or
(2) A person's actual unsold anticipated production or current unfilled anticipated requirements for the length of time specified in the information most recently filed pursuant to this section.
(e) Updated reports. Reports updating the information required pursuant to this section shall also be filed with the Commission upon specific request.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 3038-0013)
[42 FR 42752, Aug. 8, 1977, as amended at 46 FR 63035, Dec. 30, 1981]

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  • 2014-09-26; vol. 79 # 187 - Friday, September 26, 2014
    1. 79 FR 57767 - Exclusion of Utility Operations-Related Swaps With Utility Special Entities From De Minimis Threshold for Swaps With Special Entities
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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 1a - Definitions

§ 2 - Jurisdiction of Commission; liability of principal for act of agent; Commodity Futures Trading Commission; transaction in interstate commerce

§ 5 - Findings and purpose

§ 6 - Regulation of futures trading and foreign transactions

§ 6a - Excessive speculation

§ 6b - Contracts designed to defraud or mislead

§ 6c - Prohibited transactions

§ 6d - Dealing by unregistered futures commission merchants or introducing brokers prohibited; duties in handling customer...rules to avoid duplicative regulations; swap requirements; portfolio margining accounts

§ 6e - Dealings by unregistered floor trader or broker prohibited

§ 6f - Registration and financial requirements; risk assessment

§ 6g - Reporting and recordkeeping

§ 6h - False self-representation as registered entity member prohibited

§ 6i - Reports of deals equal to or in excess of trading limits; books and records; cash and controlled transactions

§ 6k - Registration of associates of futures commission merchants, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors; required disclosure of disqualifications; exemptions for associated persons

7 U.S. Code § -

§ 6m - Use of mails or other means or instrumentalities of interstate commerce by commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators; relation to other law

§ 6n - Registration of commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators; application; expiration and renewal; record keeping and reports; disclosure; statements of account

7 U.S. Code § -

§ 6p - Standards and examinations

§ 6r - Reporting and recordkeeping for uncleared swaps

§ 6s - Registration and regulation of swap dealers and major swap participants

§ 7 - Designation of boards of trade as contract markets

§ 7a - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 2a to 4a - Transferred

7 U.S. Code § 2a to 4a - Transferred

§ 7b - Suspension or revocation of designation as registered entity

7 U.S. Code § 2a to 4a - Transferred

§ 8 - Application for designation as contract market or derivatives transaction execution facility; time; suspension or revocation of designation; hearing; review by court of appeals

§ 9 - Prohibition regarding manipulation and false information

§ 10 - Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 646,

§ 10a - Cooperative associations and corporations, exclusion from board of trade; rules of board inapplicable to payment of compensation by association

§ 12 - Public disclosure

§ 12a - Registration of commodity dealers and associated persons; regulation of registered entities

§ 12c - Disciplinary actions

§ 13a - Nonenforcement of rules of government or other violations; cease and desist orders; fines and penalties; imprisonment; misdemeanor; separate offenses

7 U.S. Code § 12–1 to 12–3 - Omitted

§ 16 - Commission operations

§ 16a - Service fees and National Futures Association study

§ 19 - Consideration of costs and benefits and antitrust laws

§ 21 - Registered futures associations

§ 23 - Standardized contracts for certain commodities

§ 24 - Customer property with respect to commodity broker debtors; definitions

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  • 2014-11-20; vol. 79 # 224 - Thursday, November 20, 2014
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